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Starry skies, Golden Eagles and Heavenly Horses. We're all wrapped up in our warmest clothes, watching a night sky literally full up with stars, on the edge of Song Köl Lake, 3070m above sea level. It's chilly, but worth it. Our yurts are full of warm blankets and with 8 people to a yurt, we'll be easily warm enough - so for now, it's hats, gloves and a rum and coke to enjoy the evening! I've never seen so many stars - 360 degrees and all the way to the horizon, the sky is totally lit up. This finishes off a few…

Following the Old Silk Road - Xian to Kashgar We left Xian nearly three weeks ago following the old trading route to Kashgar, all the way along the last stretches of Great Wall and finally skirting the edges of the Taklamakan desert, one of the most inhospitable places on earth.    What we've just travelled in 14 days, I cannot imagine travelling on foot or by camel at a rate of only 10-20km a day, as the old Caravans would have.  This area was a gold mine for the archaeologists of the 19th century who would make their name discovering…

22nd July 2015
Dragoman founder and co owner Charlie recently visited Kathmandu after a break of many years. He left a few days before the earthquake in April 2015. We now have a number of exciting new trips in Nepal starting in 2016, including a fantastic loop visiting homestays and lodges in some of the most beautiful and peaceful scenery on earth. KATHMANDU REVISITED: Charlie Hopkinson Kathmandu has changed beyond recognition in so many ways. The traffic, noise and the fumes are in stark contrast with the peace and tranquility that I remember from 30 years ago. But, and this is the BIG BUT…

1. Visit a Chilean winery and sample some of the best vino in the world. 2. If Chilean wine isn’t enough then how about some Argentian Malbec? 3. Stunning drives through some of the most dramatic landscapes in the world. 4. Get right up close to the Perito Moreno Glacier. 5. Hike the infamous W Walk in Torres Del Paine National Park. 6. Spot a Puma (might be hard). 7. Reach the most southerly land point and smell the fresh Antarctic air. 8. Gaze at the famous peaks of Mount Fitz Roy near El Chaltén. 9. Learn how to lasso like…